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« Reply #30: September 19, 2011, 01:14:19 AM »

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« Reply #31: September 19, 2011, 06:19:07 AM »
That was right, except for the duration - at duration 1, that amount of bodily change would be excrutiatingly painful as it all happens in an instant. Passing out would probably be ensured, and the best that can happen to you.

Conservation of magical energy?  The shifts shouldn't have pushed it up to five, as nothing was decreased.
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« Reply #32: September 19, 2011, 07:04:44 AM »
Garath was about to suggest that the evening should be continued upstairs when three men entered the dining area.  As a bard and storyteller, he had learned over the years to observe.  Magic was a useful tool, but not the only one he possessed by any means...And that same tool meant that he had to step lightly more than once when he had encountered those with southern temperaments.

And these three men screamed inquisitorial guards.  Well, two of them.  He didn't know who the third was, but he was with the guards, and that made Garath even more nervous.  Some inquisitors were mages, though the Church kept that quiet.  He decided it was worth the risk to check on the third man, disguising the casting by incorporating the gesture into a caress on his companions cheek, sending out a questing thought toward that third man with the need to know if the man were indeed a mage Spontaneous Magic (Perceive/Mind - 2/2/1).
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« Reply #33: September 19, 2011, 07:42:56 AM »
He decided it was worth the risk to check on the third man, disguising the casting by incorporating the gesture into a caress on his companions cheek, sending out a questing thought toward that third man with the need to know if the man were indeed a mage Spontaneous Magic (Perceive/Mind - 2/2/1).

What does this spell do? If you are trying to find out if the third person is a caster or not by using a magic, you cannot do that.

Here is a piece of info from the Notes on magic: You remember from the Energy chapter that energy can not be affected by magic in any way. This is the reason for there not being a Base called "Magic" or such like. This also means there is no such thing as perception of pure magic. Identifying someone else as a magician, or determining his energy level, or even just "feeling" magic being cast nearby would require a Perceive/Magic effect, and since the base "Magic" does not exist, there is no way to detect magic with magic.

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« Reply #34: September 19, 2011, 07:56:47 AM »
What does this spell do? If you are trying to find out if the third person is a caster or not by using a magic, you cannot do that.

Here is a piece of info from the Notes on magic: You remember from the Energy chapter that energy can not be affected by magic in any way. This is the reason for there not being a Base called "Magic" or such like. This also means there is no such thing as perception of pure magic. Identifying someone else as a magician, or determining his energy level, or even just "feeling" magic being cast nearby would require a Perceive/Magic effect, and since the base "Magic" does not exist, there is no way to detect magic with magic.

What if they are thinking, I am a mage, I am a mage :) The spell would appear to have less to do with detecting magic, and more to do with perceiving the characters intent and thoughts, which MAY reveal his status as a mage, or it may not.
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« Reply #35: September 19, 2011, 08:31:18 AM »
What does this spell do? If you are trying to find out if the third person is a caster or not by using a magic, you cannot do that.

The magic is attempting to probe the guy's mind to see if he's a mage.  Given that it's low-effect casting, and spontaneous at that and thus very subject to change, I doubt it will be successful, but Garath's an arrogant kind of guy.

I figure a level 4, maybe only 3 effect would be able to search someone's mind enough to see if they are actually a spellcaster with some degree of certainty, but level 2?  Doubt it.
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« Reply #36: September 19, 2011, 08:58:38 AM »
He decided it was worth the risk to check on the third man, disguising the casting by incorporating the gesture into a caress on his companions cheek, sending out a questing thought toward that third man with the need to know if the man were indeed a mage Spontaneous Magic (Perceive/Mind - 2/2/1).

The magic was altered before it reached the third man. Instead of only targeting only one person, the magic worked on all three. But the magic became too weak for any of them to be even noticed what just happened.
Spontaneous Magic (Perceive/Mind - 1/3/1)

(ooc: I was going to intensify it actually but I got stuck with 3/1/1. I got confused whether it only needs to target brains to work or actual people.)
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« Reply #37: September 19, 2011, 10:11:34 AM »
The magic was altered before it reached the third man.

Actually, it shouldn't, because there were no shifts in the casting result. However, as you correctly noticed, the target is too small, so it won't result in anything. He will find out if the lice on their heads think they are magicians - the result is "no". :-)

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« Reply #38: September 19, 2011, 10:38:41 AM »
sending out a questing thought toward that third man with the need to know if the man were indeed a mage Spontaneous Magic (Perceive/Mind - 2/2/1).

The effect worked quite nicely, and it seemed that none of the three men thought of themselves as magicians, at least not actively at this time. However, as Garath looked at them, the slimmest of the three locked eyes with him, and before the magic ended, Garath got the impression of an inquisitive mind wondering about him, Garath.

Brother Herox looked the foreigner straight in the eyes, following his training. Few men dared to look at members of the inquisition for any length of time, and they usually had good reasons for checking them out.
Then Herox remembered, that they were in plain clothes and most of the colonists had never seen them in official gear anyways. Still, his training told him that this man over there should be put on his list, and he decided to keep an eye on him. He was quickly running out of eyes, though.


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« Reply #39: September 19, 2011, 02:56:46 PM »
Kalan was completely drunk. Absolutely, completely, wasted. His new merchant friend had been ridiculously generous with his gold all night and it seemed like his whole entourage was drunk. Surprisingly, the man even managing to win some gold back by fleecing people who dropped into the bar. Kalan didn't care how the merchant had managed it, it simply meant more drink!

"You guys... and lady... are..." The merchant started, before farting and then laughing uncontrollably for a few seconds, "hilarious..."

"And you... " Kalan searched the night's events, it wasn't there... "umm, name... are the most..." he searched for words, but his mind was blank... "good man ever... and I mean it."

A man at the other side of the pub threw up, the merchant erupted in laughter once more. Everyone else joined in, silently hoping for more beer to celebrate the laughter.

"Hey... if.. umm... funny stuff... watch" Kalan slurred. He stood up and went over to one of the barmaids. Muttering a few words, he slapped himself in the face - in non-drunk times it would probably have been a light touch, but the effect was the same. The barmaid screamed.

"DEATH! Get it out! Aaaaaaaaaaaah!" and with that, the lady ran out of the bar and into the streets.

The chatter, laughter and general bar noise stopped. For a few seconds everyone was quiet.

"Look... different... friend..." The merchant slurred, looking at the rotting flesh hanging off old bone that used to be Kalan.

Then Kalan changed back, the effects of Looks of Death having worn off.

There was still a silence, until...

"DRINKS FOR MY FRIEND!" The merchant shouted, tumbling off his chair and then farting. "Do it again!"

Laughter, chatter and bodily functions returned to the bar as Kalan cast Looks of Death once more, on his merchant friend this time. It seemed, when drunk at least, these folk didn't mind a good bit of magic.

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Looks of DeathLooks of DeathCompleting these actions would result in the following changes:

    * 8.00 concentration expended
    * 1.60 energy expended

EDIT: The parser result didn't mention the 8 exp I gained in Change. Should it have done?

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« Reply #40: September 19, 2011, 05:22:00 PM »
Teutch had to admit, looking out across the stormy waters, this pisshole of an island had at least one thing going for it: There were some great views. Soaked to the bone by the constant rains, but refreshed, he turned from his view of the harbor and began to make his way back to the back-alley inn he had been using as his shelter.

The inn was much as it had been every other night since the ship took damage in the storms. Loud and baudy, with some poor music and poor drinks.

Much like home, now that I think on it.

The thought brought a small smile to his face, cut short as silence cut through the bar like a hot knife and a maid runs out. For a brief moment, he would notice a man with what looked to be a rotted face, before it is gone with the blink of an eye.

Unable to shake an uneasy feeling, Teutch settles on a table along the wall where the light only just reaches. His wide hat and soaked cloak removed, he sets a few coins on the table and awaits whatever foul brew the maids will bring over this time.
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« Reply #41: September 19, 2011, 05:29:11 PM »
On using the parser:

Input your entire roleplay into it, not just the spell names. I'll probably add a WYSIWYG editor just like this one later. But get used to it, or use BBCode (it should ignore regular BBCode).

And yes, it should show the XP, I think I fixed that now.


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« Reply #42: September 19, 2011, 05:42:14 PM »
Brother Herox had missed the blatant display of magic right next to him thanks to a wonderful stew like he hadn't had in weeks. His companion, though, had not, and the scream and following silence were deafening.

Slowly, so as to not look too interested, Herox turned around. At first he wanted to throw up, but the quality of the stew more than anything kept him from it. His mind was racing. Taking the drunk magician now, or waiting for more to reveal themselves? He thought back and forth while the heretic dared to repeat his blasphemous actions.

His guards already had their hands slipped towards their concealed weapons. They were waiting for his signal.

He gave it.


"In the name of the holy inquisition of the temple of Estardes, hold it right there, heretic!", he yelled a minute later, standing at the exact distance his mentors had taught him to stand.

In every southern town, silence would have fallen over the inn. Here, some of the patrons shut up and looked, apparently from the south. But others went on undisturbed, or hurled insults his way.

"What?", the barkeeper yelled, among the noise, "the inquisition has no pow..." he stopped in his tracks as the first guard put a cold blade uncomfortably close to his throat. The second guard was covering Brother Herox's back. The weapons accomplished what words could not: The noise level went down considerably, though a few patrons were way too drunk to care for anything short of an earthquake.

"You there!", Brother Herox continued, pointing at Kalan, then Garath, then a third man (OOC: no player character) "Will follow us for questioning. Move it."


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« Reply #43: September 19, 2011, 05:57:14 PM »
As it grew darker, the rain increased. Zuno was soaked to the skin. There was no way he was going to be able to sleep in this filthy alley. He sighs. He'd just have to fall back on the old skills he used to get by before figuring out there were easier ways of filling his purse.

Zuno waited in the shadows just outside a raucously loud tavern. Before long, a group of drunks came stumbling out of the door, singing at the top of their lungs. Zuno slipped into the group, throwing an arm over the shoulders of one of the revelers and joins in the singing.

When the group reached a darker spot between the street lamps, Zuno concentrated hard on his drunken companion ( Lesser compulsion ), "VOMIT". As the man leans over and empties his stomach into the street, a deft flick of Zuno's knife lightens the man's belt and Zuno slips off into the shadows again.

Excellent, this nice fat purse will feed and house him for a few nights.  Zuno heads back into light and dry warmth of the inn.

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« Reply #44: September 19, 2011, 06:10:44 PM »
Kalan's mind cleared up a little at the noise, then a little more so seeing the blade. He stood up straight and pointed to the man shouting things. He'd heard of inquisitors before, but never seen them. His village had been a fairly small one, never bothered by those seeking to kill magic users. Kalan made a note that should he get out of this alive, he'd be sure not to use magic in public again - well, maybe a little.

"I think... umm... you..." Kalan turned to the merchant, who was giggling a little, "friend?"

"Street trick..." the merchant mumbled, the sight of steel hadn't sobered him up at all, "gold, friend?" The merchant stretched out his hand and offered the man in charge a handful of gold coins, "leave alone?"

Kalan didn't look too impressed at his friend's offer of a bribe, but it was better than what he could come up with. So he smiled, hoping that this island wasn't an inquisition stronghold.